(Closed) Leap year proposals??

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ambergris:  This is so exciting. I can’t wait to hear about it!!

One of the mechanics where I work was proposed to by his wife. It wasn’t on Leap day, but she got tired of waiting and he’s just one of those guys that would get around to it, one day, maybe? He said yes, though, and that was that. They are a very cute couple. I think it just depends on the type of man, as to whether it would work or not.  

Post # 19
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am secretly hoping that my SO proposes around our anniversary (it is Feb 15th) so that I could propose back on Feb 29th. I have already planned on proposing back to him, and doing something romantic for him after he proposes so this would be perfect. I have the ring and now I just wait. And Wait….

Post # 20
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Ambergris:  (: keep us updated, that’s exciting!

Post # 21
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Heh, I am actually pretty divided about this – I hate hearing the word “allowed” – it makes me cringe every time and makes me angry at the same time. I mean it is OK on the 29th but other days are off limits? Why? If a girl wants to propose why shouldn’t she do it on any day she wants to?

On the other hand, if someone takes courage on this day and does it just because it is “tradition” (I would be interested how long a tradition it actually is ;)) and wouldn’t otherwise dare, at least they do it.

I hope I make at least some sense 😉

Post # 22
811 posts
Busy bee

Lol I thought of doing it for a joke but told him already to say no because apparenlty there used to be a law saying that if a man turned a woman down he had to pay compensation in the form of money or a dress so I told him that if I ask I really just want a new dress lmao

Post # 23
229 posts
Helper bee

aw, thanks ladies– you certainly will be updated! Meanwhile my roommates and I will be eating a lot of cupcakes during the month of February, as I experiment with various ways of baking a proposal into a cake 😉

Post # 24
141 posts
Blushing bee

Hmmm, I might just have to make my SO sit down and watch this movie.

Anything to get him thinking is a help!

Post # 25
16 posts

I tried the leap year threat about a month ago – SO is quite traditional, so I figured the thought of me proposing would give him a little kick up the bum. Kind of backfired – he laughed and thought it would be really sweet, though he wouldn’t count it as a real proposal. Grrrr

Post # 26
335 posts
Helper bee

@Vlcatko:  this is exactly how i feel about it, too. like women can’t propose on any other day of the year or anyother non-leap year?! what kind of backwards thinking is that?!

of course, more power to you if you are going to propose on a leap day. i just don’t want it being because that’s the only day it’s “allowed.”

Post # 27
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I wouldn’t do it at this point in our relationship, but if nothing’s happened by the time the next one rolls around in 2015 I’d consider it.

Although really, I wouldn’t wait for a leap year if I really wanted to do it.

Post # 28
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have to admit before Fiance proposed I kept hinting that on leap day I would propose to him, and he seemed really keen on the idea. Fortunately I think he also thought if I actually did this he would get embarassed I had to ask him, so he got in there first. Doesn’t mean I can’t propose to him back next month 😉

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